Japan Airlines domestic traffic down 1.8% in February

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Japan Airlines (JAL) has posted a 1.8% decline in domestic passenger traffic in February from the same period a year ago.

The carrier's domestic capacity, as measured in ASKs, increased by 2.2%, while its domestic passenger numbers fell by 2.3% to 2.31 million. Its load factor stood at 62.2%, says the Oneworld member.

JAL's traffic on international routes increased by 4.2% against a year-on-year capacity growth of 0.6%. Passenger numbers were up by 4.5% at 602,000 and the load factor was 75.2%.

The volume of international cargo carried increased by 14.1% to 19,700t, with a 12.4% growth in mail carried to 2,290t.

The carrier's total cargo carried on domestic routes fell by 1.7% to 28,500t, with a 7.9% increase in mail carried to 2,190t.